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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Doug Webb, Bill Ormerod and Charlie Swanson were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Skip Taylor, Dave Shea, Ryan Towne and Colleen Steen. These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Don informed the board that the guardrails for the bridge on River Road have been completed. Paving may take place weather permitting; if paving does not take place before December 1st, it will take place in the spring.
Randy reviewed the Monthly Water Operations Report for October. Randy informed the board that Dubois & King conducted a second round of flow-gauging tests in Town last Thursday night. A new water meter was installed at 1054 Main Street. Randy also informed the board that the state inspection that took place last Tuesday went well.
Bill motioned to accept the minutes from last week's meeting. Charlie seconded. All members voted in favor.
Erin distributed a memo from Skip regarding a request from Bill Sawyer. Bill will be applying for a new building permit on one of his projects as the current one has expired. He is requesting that the impact fees with the second permit be waived; he has already paid the impact fees once, when the original permit was issued. Bill motioned to waive the impact fees only; Bill Sawyer will have to apply for and pay the fee for a new permit.
Ryan Towne and Dave Shea attended tonight's meeting on behalf of All Metals Recycling in response to the board's decision to remove the dumpster at the Town Garage as of December 1st. Ryan informed the board that the Town has been a lucrative account for All Metals. Ryan and Dave presented 3 proposals to the board for consideration to keep the dumpster at the Town Garage. If the board decides to keep the dumpster, Ryan requested that the Town enter into either a 1 or 2 year contract. The board will review the proposals and follow up with Ryan.
The board resumed discussing Bill Sawyer's request to waive the impact fees for the new permit he will be applying for. Skip was asked to join the meeting to answer questions from the board. Judy asked Skip to clarify that the permit to be issued is for the same project that was originally approved, which is a 3-bedroom single family home. Skip replied that the permit is for the single family home. Bill motioned to waive the impact fees associated with the new permit he is applying for. Judy seconded. All members voted in favor.
Judy read a road name application from Fred Murray. Judy motioned to name the road Deer Run Road. Doug seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: The board further discussed the proposals from All Metals. Bill suggested that Don should review the proposals; he also suggested that the amount of reimbursement being offered by All Metals will not offset the amount of man hours for the Road Crew being spent on the maintenance of the dumpster. The time spent maintaining the dumpster could be used on other projects in town. The board will discuss these proposals further at next week's meeting. Jeff informed the board that there will be a joint meeting of the Selectboard and the School board next Monday night at 7:00 to discuss long range planning for the "White House."
PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen attended tonight's meeting. She informed the board that the Missisquoi Bridge should be available for use in June. Colleen also discussed expanding the growth center, as the Town Plan encourages this. She also informed the board that there are funds available for the study of Ancient Roads.
Judy motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter at 8:50PM. Charlie seconded.
The board came out of Executive Session at 9:05PM.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:10PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator